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Father’s Day is fast approaching, but what do you get the old man? Well, if he likes a tipple then let’s see if we can find an answer to that question… For the wine rack: Champagne Champagne: It’s pretty much perfect for any and every occasion. There are the supermarket staples and big name brands, but why not give your dad a little bit of history with a bottle from the oldest wine... read more

The results are in! We were blown away by the response to our recent Winerist Emerging Drinks Writer Competition (#WEDWA) and have been through all the entries. Here are the shortlisted final three pieces, all unedited, all raw talent we can nurture. Help us pick your new Winerist writer by reading the following and picking your favourite! Piece 1: Gavi di Gavi: Robert Downey Jr. of Wine Styles   Piece 2: Cheese and Wine: Have You Been Doing It Wrong All... read more

This post is one of the final three entries chosen in our Emerging Drinks Writer Awards #WEDWA. Only the the main title above has been changed a little. Below is the article and title as it was submitted, with only spelling mistakes corrected. Photos are not included so as not to distrct from the writing. Read the other pieces here and here and help us chose!  If Robert Downey Junior can do it, so can you: the reinvention... read more

This post is one of the final three entries chosen in our Emerging Drinks Writer Awards #WEDWA. Only the the main title above has been changed a little. Below is the article and title as it was submitted, with only spelling mistakes corrected. Photos are not included so as not to distrct from the writing. Read the other pieces here and here and help us chose!  Cheese and wine. Wine and cheese. A classic combination and the perfect... read more

This post is one of the final three entries chosen in our Emerging Drinks Writer Awards #WEDWA. Only the the main title above has been changed a little. Below is the article and title as it was submitted, with only spelling corrected. Photos are not included so as not to distrct from the writing. Read the other pieces here and here and help us choose!  A younger crowd are in the process of discovering something versatile to drink.... read more

We have some exciting news! To celebrate the upcoming launch of the all new, online Winerist Magazine, we are on the lookout for the best emerging drinks writers out there who want help kick starting their writing career. Winerist Magazine aims to be a truly collaborative space, working with the top names in the drinks writing business. It's a community for those who enjoy wine, cocktails, spirits, beer and travel as well as all the wonderful lifestyle elements that surround... read more

Wine and food lovers tend to notice the most beautiful pleasures in life, no matter how small they might be. Chef Sven-Hanson Britt shares with us his favourite champagne anecdote about a much loved chef and his own champagne ritual... Fernand Point was the first chef to be awarded 3 Michelin stars in 1933 at his eponymous restaurant “La Pyramide” in Vienne. La Pyramide became known as an escape for travelling Parisians, a home of ‘luxe, calme et volupt... read more

There are several times of the year that instantly mean chocolate to us: Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day and obviously, Easter! But doesn’t chocolate kill wine, you may ask? Wine educator Jennifer Franich gives us her top tips for matching wine with chocolate... There are few things in the world as enjoyable as a good glass of wine, and chocolate is one of them, so imagine if we could expertly match your glass of wine with your... read more

As you plan the festivities for the big day, don’t forget to pick up the perfect wines to pair with all that delicious Easter food… The main event: which wines pair best with roast lamb? You’ve got the menu covered, but how about the wine list? Keep your guests happy with a wine pairing that will stand up to the big, meaty flavours of a traditional roast lamb. Earthy red wines that aren’t... read more

How to enter Yealands Family Wines are giving away a 10 day VIP Extravaganza to New Zealand for four lots of two people. All you have to do to win this incredible prize is pick up a bottle of Peter Yealands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve or Sauvignon Blanc Rosé. Find the code on the neck tag and enter it on the Yealands website to find out if you’re a winner! Yealands Winery The prize includes a... read more